Take refuge from the winter chill with great music and a hot meal at the next Golden Link concert on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm. “North by Crooked North” features the lively, modern bluegrass strains of the band The Crooked North and contemporary folk and Celtic music from Dave North.
Sort of a mini-festival, the evening will include a sing-around/jam session starting at 5:00 pm and a chili supper from 6:00–7:00 pm before the concert. You can purchase tickets for the $5 chili supper on the website along with your concert tickets. There will be meat, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, served with bread, salad, and a brownie. Come early to join in the fun!
A native of Slough, England, Dave North has been playing Celtic folk music in the Upstate New York area since the mid-80s. He has an amazing repertoire of songs, from traditional ballads and sea songs to more contemporary songwriters such as Donovan, Van Morrison, and Christy Moore to comic ditties and English music hall songs.
The Crooked North is an all-acoustic original Americana band that includes Jon Itkin on guitar, Ben Proctor on banjo and dobro, Rita Proctor on vocals, and Jordan Kleiman on bass. (Trivia note – Ben Proctor was in The Varnish Cooks, who played at Turtle Hill the year it was in Honeoye Falls.)
Frank De Blase of City Newspaper says, “The Crooked North blends bluegrass and old-time folk with a diesel kick that is both sharp and clean. It’s yesterday played today, and it comes on like a veritable freight train.”
For a sample of Crooked North’s music, watch this video of them performing “Hop High My Lulu Gal”:
Click here for tickets to the concert and chili supper tickets. The concert is at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield.
Keep on singing!
– Janice Hanson
Janice Hanson is Concert Chair of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society, which was founded in 1971 to present, promote, and preserve folk music in the Rochester area.